HC Deb 05 August 1965 vol 717 c379W
21. Mr. Gower

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science how many students received university education in Wales during each of the last five years; and what is his assessment of the likely increase in numbers during the next five years.

Mr. Crosland

The information is given in the following table. The figures show a steady increase, rising from some 6,500 in 1960 to over 9,000 in October 1964. For 1967–68 a figure of nearly 13,000 students is forecast.

Following is the information:

The total numbers of full-time students attending the University of Wales during each of the past five years are as follows:

Academic Year
1960–1961 6,431
1961–1962 7,067
1962–1963 7,602
1963–1964 8,261
1964–1965 (provisional) 8,949

In addition there were about 150 to 200 students each year in the faculty of arts, St. David's College, Lampeter.

For the academic year 1967–68, nearly 13,000 students are expected in Welsh university institutions; this estimate covers the University of Wales, the faculty of Arts at St. David's College, Lampeter and the Welsh College of Advanced Technology Cardiff. Estimates for later years have not yet been made.